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Lutz, FL 33548

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Tampa, FL 33604

Iglesia Bautista Idlewild

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Happy 2020

Happy 2020

I’m starting this year a little differently than previous New Years by remembering who I am and who I am not. 2019 got away from me. It started with a lot of questioning and ended with a lot of just trying to keep pace with home and ministry responsibilities. The days rushed by and I felt like I was bordering on continual survival mode. There were some intense joys and also days grieving with those hurting. There were petty disputes and pretty celebrations. I saw woman after woman, including myself, mentally berating themselves for things not in their control. I kept hoping in the sufficiency of God. Sometimes you just got to sit still and ride the ride.

I thank God that in 2020 I am called to love, to show mercy, to rejoice, and to be thankful. I’m created for life not destruction. I’m to walk in His protective care remembering His goodness. I’m designed to rest and to feast.
I thank God that in 2020 He will be everywhere, know everything, exercise His power as He sees right, provide deliverance, answer prayer, and go before His children. I thank God that He is in control.
I am greatly blessed by some amazing women in my life. One is a walking buddy. She is mourning the loss of a loved one this Holiday season and hurting from some hard family relationships. She would love to right it all. She texted me today some thoughts that just so succinctly go with my blog musings:
Note to self:
We are to rely on God when our hope on a relationship or situation has dwindled to nothing.
We cannot create hope where there is hopelessness, or love where there is lovelessness, or repentance in the unrepentant. BUT we can cry out to the God Who can.
He created something from nothing and He continues to do that in human hearts. He may restore the relationship or the situation or just restore us…again…and again….
In 2020 I purpose to remember Who He is and who I am in Him. I purpose to represent my Father well, to wait on His justice and to remember a great new year will come when He will right it all.
Happy New Year!
Ruth 3:11 Now my daughter do not fear. I will do whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence.
Psalm 130:5 I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait, and in His Word I do hope.